Celebrating India’s folk art and craft: Colourful Bharat Parv festivities begin

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Manipur folk dance artists get ready to perform on stage during ‘Bharat Parv’, at Red Fort. The “Bharat Parv” event is being organized by the government at the Red Fort, Delhi from 26th to 31st January 2017, as part of the Republic Day 2017 celebrations. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Manipur folk dance artists get ready to perform on stage during ‘Bharat Parv’, at Red Fort. The “Bharat Parv” event is being organized by the government at the Red Fort, Delhi from 26th to 31st January 2017, as part of the Republic Day 2017 celebrations. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Folk dance artists from Uttarakhand get ready for their performance during ‘Bharat Parv’. The prime objective of organizing the event is to generate a patriotic mood, promote the rich cultural diversity of the country, ensure wider participation of the general public and to popularise the idea of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Folk dance artists from Uttarakhand get ready for their performance during ‘Bharat Parv’. The prime objective of organizing the event is to generate a patriotic mood, promote the rich cultural diversity of the country, ensure wider participation of the general public and to popularise the idea of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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A tableau artist from Karnataka poses for a photo. The highlights of the event include the display of the Republic Day Parade Tableaux, performances by the Armed Forces Bands (static and moving), a multi-cuisine food court, crafts mela, cultural performances from different regions of the country and a photo exhibition by the ministry of information & broadcasting. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

A tableau artist from Karnataka poses for a photo. The highlights of the event include the display of the Republic Day Parade Tableaux, performances by the Armed Forces Bands (static and moving), a multi-cuisine food court, crafts mela, cultural performances from different regions of the country and a photo exhibition by the ministry of information & broadcasting. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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‘Behrupiya’ artist from Rajasthan plays with kids the festival. The ministry of tourism has been designated as the nodal Ministry for the event. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

‘Behrupiya’ artist from Rajasthan plays with kids the festival. The ministry of tourism has been designated as the nodal Ministry for the event. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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‘Behrupiya’ artist from Rajasthan dressed as demon King ‘Ravana’ entertains the crowd at the fest. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

‘Behrupiya’ artist from Rajasthan dressed as demon King ‘Ravana’ entertains the crowd at the fest. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Manipur folk dance artists get ready to perform on stage during ‘Bharat Parv’. The cultural performances include choreographed folk / tribal dances and music from across the country arranged through the North Zonal Cultural Centre as well as performances by cultural troupes from the different States/ UTs of the country. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Manipur folk dance artists get ready to perform on stage during ‘Bharat Parv’. The cultural performances include choreographed folk / tribal dances and music from across the country arranged through the North Zonal Cultural Centre as well as performances by cultural troupes from the different States/ UTs of the country. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Artists from Maharashtra rest after their performance. The crafts mela with 50 stalls will showcase the diverse handicrafts of the country, arranged by the State Governments and ministry of textiles through the office of the development commissioner of handicrafts. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Artists from Maharashtra rest after their performance. The crafts mela with 50 stalls will showcase the diverse handicrafts of the country, arranged by the State Governments and ministry of textiles through the office of the development commissioner of handicrafts. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Folk dancers from Punjab get their picture clicked in front of Red Fort. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Folk dancers from Punjab get their picture clicked in front of Red Fort. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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There will be 11 themed state pavilions where each state would showcase their achievements and initiatives, tourism products and destinations, etc. The ministry of information & broadcasting is also setting up a photo exhibition on the theme “Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai, Aage Badh Raha Hai”. The big attraction of the event are the Republic Day Parade Tableaux which will be stationed at the venue for the duration of the event. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

There will be 11 themed state pavilions where each state would showcase their achievements and initiatives, tourism products and destinations, etc. The ministry of information & broadcasting is also setting up a photo exhibition on the theme “Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai, Aage Badh Raha Hai”. The big attraction of the event are the Republic Day Parade Tableaux which will be stationed at the venue for the duration of the event. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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An artist dressed as lord Krishna talks to an army Jawan during the festival. The event is open to the public and entry is free. However, identity proof is necessary for entry. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

An artist dressed as lord Krishna talks to an army Jawan during the festival. The event is open to the public and entry is free. However, identity proof is necessary for entry. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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